Our spiritual journey continues! This week we move from the individually introspective days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to the communal joy of Sukkot. We leave the walls and  borders of our houses—which separate us from one another—and step into a communal home  within the sukkah, gathering with others to feel the deep joy of belonging in community.

Traditionally, the sukkah has no door and no locks; it is open to anyone passing by who wants to enter or simply needs a place to be. The sukkah broadcasts a message of love, openness, and acceptance: You belong here. 

Celebrate Sukkot this year with BJ, savoring the warmth of our community and taking steps to embrace others, especially those who have been left outside or who feel as though they do not belong. We hope you will join us in the sukkah for music, meals, learning, prayer, service, and togetherness. Let’s make it a holiday of belonging for all.

Coat Drive

We are collecting children’s fall and winter coats as well as strollers to give to migrant families during Sukkot. Donations can be brought to the BJ Community House during the following times:

  • Tuesday, September 26 – Thursday, September 28: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Monday, October 2: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM